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  • KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps cover photo

    KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps [9780349118666]

    Winner of the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize and the Wolfson History PrizeIn March of 1933, a disused factory surrounded by barbed wire held …

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  • London Made Us: A Memoir of a Shape-Shifting City cover photo

    London Made Us: A Memoir of a Shape-Shifting City [9781786892133]

    'London is a giant kaleidoscope, which is forever turning. Take your eye off it for more than a moment and you're lost.' Robert Elms has seen his …

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  • London: A Social History cover photo

    London: A Social History [9780140105933]

    'Roy Porter, a historian of formidable range, turns to urban history in this marvellously lucid, informative and passionate book...Porter's facts are …

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  • Management Secrets from History: How History Can Change the Way You Manage cover photo

    Management Secrets from History: How History Can Change the Way You Manage [9780750946612]

    If you could go back in time and ask any historical figure for advice on how best to manage your business or staff, who would it be? Benjamin Franklin…

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  • Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium cover photo

    Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium [9781447285762]

    'Lucy Inglis has done a wonderful job bringing together a wide range of sources to tell the history of the most exciting and dangerous plants in the w…

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  • Million Years in a Day, A: A Curious History of Daily Life cover photo

    Million Years in a Day, A: A Curious History of Daily Life [9781780225654]

    'A wonderful idea, gloriously put into practice. Greg Jenner is as witty as he is knowledgeable' - Tom Holland 'You will love Greg Jenner's jolly acc…

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  • Murder, Mayhem and Music Hall: The Dark Side of Victorian London cover photo

    Murder, Mayhem and Music Hall: The Dark Side of Victorian London [9781780766348]

    The Strand is one of London's most iconic streets - today the bustling and thriving home of West End theatres and the luxurious Savoy hotel; in the …

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  • Orphans: A History cover photo

    Orphans: A History [9781849049429]

    Orphans have often been beneficiaries of charity and compassion--but society has also punished, abused and ill-treated them. Attitudes behind this mal…

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  • Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes: The Story of Women in the 1950s cover photo

    Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes: The Story of Women in the 1950s [9780241958049]

    In Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes, Virginia Nicholson tells the story of women in the 1950s: a time before the Pill, when divorce spelled scandal and tw…

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  • Salt: A World History cover photo

    Salt: A World History [9780099281993]

    Homer called it a divine substance. Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. As Mark Kurlansky so brilliantly relates here, salt has shaped…

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  • Silent Warriors Volume Three: Submarine Wrecks of the United Kingdom cover photo

    Silent Warriors Volume Three: Submarine Wrecks of the United Kingdom [9780752455426]

    This is the story of the submarines which failed to come home in both war and peace. They will remain for eternity as the Silent Warriors of the Briti…

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  • Spitalfields: The History of a Nation in a Handful of Streets [9781847947079]

    Religious strife, civil conflict, waves of immigration, the rise and fall of industry, great prosperity and grinding poverty - the handful of streets …

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  • State of Emergency: The Way We Were: Britain, 1970-1974 cover photo

    State of Emergency: The Way We Were: Britain, 1970-1974 [9780141032153]

    The book behind major BBC2 series The Seventies , Dominic Sandbrook's State of Emergency - The Way We Were: Britain 1970-74 is a brilliant history …

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  • The Checkpoint Charlie: The Cold War Berlin Wall and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth cover photo

    The Checkpoint Charlie: The Cold War Berlin Wall and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth [9781472130594]

    'With a gripping narrative and vivid interviews with those on all sides whose lives were directly affected by that grim symbol of the East-West divide…

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  • The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave cover photo

    The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave [9780140437492]

    The History of Mary Prince (1831) was the first narrative of a black woman to be published in Britain. It describes Prince's sufferings as a slave in …

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  • The House by the Lake cover photo

    The House by the Lake [9780099592044]

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 2015. LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2016. A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK. A passionate memoir. (Neil MacGreg…

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  • The Housekeeper's Tale: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House cover photo

    The Housekeeper's Tale: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House [9781781314104]

    Working as a housekeeper was one of the most prestigious jobs a nineteenth and early twentieth century woman could want - and also one of the toughest…

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  • The Indian Ocean: Oceanic Connections and the Creation of New Societies cover photo

    The Indian Ocean: Oceanic Connections and the Creation of New Societies [9781849044264]

    The Indian Ocean was the first venue of global trade, connecting the Mediterranean and South China Sea. Inspired by the insights of Fernand Braudel, a…

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  • The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1939-1945 cover photo

    The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1939-1945 [9780500518250]

    The attack on London between 1939 and 1945 is one of the most significant events in the city's modern history, the impact of which can still be seen i…

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  • The Making of the British Landscape: How We Have Transformed the Land, from Prehistory to Today cover photo

    The Making of the British Landscape: How We Have Transformed the Land, from Prehistory to Today [9780141040592]

    From our suburban streets which still trace the boundaries of long vanished farms to the Norfolk Broads, formed when medieval peat pits flooded - evid…

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